The JEMJRL, also referred to as the JEM, Jr., is a left-handed solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2016. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai and part of Vai's JEM series. It is produced in Indonesia as the most affordable JEM model.
As with all JEM models the body features Vai's signature monkey grip on the upper body and lion's claw rout behind the tremolo. It has an all-white color pattern, with white body, headstock, pickups, pickguard, fingerboard inlay and knobs.
The JEMJRL features a mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard II neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include Ibanez Quantum pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a double locking tremolo bridge and a locking nut.
For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. Later in 2018 the mahogany body was replaced with meranti.
The JEMJR is a right-handed version.
- Steve Vai artist page, Ibanez Europe, archived November 2017
- Steve Vai artist page, Ibanez USA, archived January 2019
- JEMJRL product page, Ibanez USA, archived June 2016
- 2017 Europe catalog (page 12)
- JEMJRL product page, Ibanez Europe, archived November 2017
- 2018 Europe catalog (page 10)
- JEMJRL product page, Ibanez USA, archived January 2018
- JEMJRL product page (meranti body), Ibanez Japan, archived November 2018
- JEMJRL product page, Ibanez USA, archived January 2019
- JEMJRL product page, Ibanez Europe, archived January 2020